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Old 02-05-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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Hey all Natalie here.
I know that I havent even finished my first project but I am way too excited about my second. Its kinda early but im still in the planning/Parts aquisition phase. So here it is. I havent seen any VW Bug based tubers, I also havent welded anything in 10 years... so here we go!
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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Not bad for not having welded in ten years

Keep us posted
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:46 PM   #3
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looks cool man. i need to learn how to braze so i can start on tube work.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:49 PM   #4
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looks cool man. i need to learn how to braze so i can start on tube work.

looks cool girl
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:58 PM   #5
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You go girl...That looks sweet, what tranny you going to do???
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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FINALLY A CRAWLER CHICK! Welcome to RCC, great start on the tuber! Better than alot I've seen around here (not gonna say any names)...............




I wish my wife would let me build her one, my daughter loves hers if the wife would just jump on the crawler bandwagon I would be stoked!
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:53 PM   #7
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looks cool man. i need to learn how to braze so i can start on tube work.
That would require working with fire. We'll have to find out from Rizzo if that is allowed.

You might burn the house down.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:05 PM   #8
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That would require working with fire. We'll have to find out from Rizzo if that is allowed.

You might burn the house down.
im not allowed to solder a this house even... brazing is waaayyy out of the question.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:19 PM   #9
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That looks sweet. Nothing is cooler then a bug.
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:05 PM   #10
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Thanks for all your encouraging words. i wish more chicks would get into this stuff. I actually got my roommate into it too, hes buildin a rubicon tuber right now, just waitin on parts. Im hopin to get some more done on the cage tomorrow, Maybe get the body trimmed up and fitted properly. I have to finish a couple pieces yet and then get the welds cleaned up. just like ridin a bike! more to come!

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Old 02-06-2007, 03:15 AM   #11
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Hey all Natalie here.
I know that I havent even finished my first project but I am way too excited about my second. Its kinda early but im still in the planning/Parts aquisition phase. So here it is. I havent seen any VW Bug based tubers, I also havent welded anything in 10 years... so here we go!
I think I love you!
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:40 AM   #12
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You go girl...That looks sweet, what tranny you going to do???
Itll get an RC4WD R2 Depending on how it performs in my other rig, which im gonna start a new thread on this afternoon. I am ordering another TLT kit today for the axles so that I can mock it up once the framework is finished.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:49 AM   #13
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SWEET lookin rig so far. What kinda power plant you planning on? From what I can see,it'd be a sweet little rock racer with a high powered outrunner in there
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:07 AM   #14
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I started around 530 tonight, I completed almost the entire lower subframe, plus added the driver's side "Oh S**t" handle, I got the lower cradle welded in but then decided that I wanted to mount the trans different so I cut the center section out and put a couple 90's so the driveshaft would clear.theres plenty of room for the batteries inside so space isnt a problem. I finally ran out of oxygen around midnight, i have one more brace to weld in for the upper part of the 4 link on one of the corners and then I can start to make the rest of the trans mount and start hangin the suspension. Speeking of suspense, Ill be postin pics of tonights progress tomorrow after work. I am pleasantly surprised how its all coming together.

Oh, im runnin a brushless setup from Holmes hobbies, and my radio gear should be here in a few days too. I need some suggestions on batteries though, so any input would be appreciated. PICS SOON TO FOLLOW, dont worry.

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PS forgot to mention earlier that this is my first build. I started on a K2-3s but set it aside for this one.

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Old 02-07-2007, 12:22 AM   #15
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Great looking project. If you have battery questions, talk to Mr Holmes about it. He's a wealth of useful knowledge. He'll at least aim you in the right direction for what you have.. Can't wait to see more
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:04 AM   #16
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looking sweet i like the stubiness
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:49 AM   #17
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Get the A123 cells, a bunch of the RCP Crawler guy's run them and Jason runs them in the Hustler and he loves them. Plus they are ALOT tougher than the Lipo's I run in my rigs.
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:10 AM   #18
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i like your bug. nice work chick. cant wait to see it finished. my wifes kinda into this sport also. i do her building for now though. she likes watching me build these things. my 3 month old son has a tlt already. i play with it for him.lol anyway great job so far and keep up the good work.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:23 PM   #19
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nice little project keep up the work
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:04 PM   #20
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Default Ok heres the pics from last nights work.

Heres the Pics, cameras actin funny, oh well. here they are anyway
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